Your Monday Muse-Stars Go Dim

Rachel PellegrinoBlog, Life, Monday Muse

It’s a new day, a new week! Turn your frown upside down. Shine that smile for each person you see today! Compliment a friend. Finish a project. Share your lunch. Hold the door open. Write a new story for your … Read More

February 2017 Reading List

Rachel PellegrinoBlog, Books, Reading List

Well, February blew in and blew out in a matter of 28 days, and I was only able to meet half my reading goal for the month. As I mentioned in my first reading post here, I’m challenging myself to … Read More

Are YOU ready to Pitch at #FaithPitch?

Rachel Pellegrino#FaithPitch, Blog, Writing

#FaithPitch is a faith-based pitch party on Twitter where writers tweet a 140-character pitch for their completed, edited, unpublished FICTION-only manuscripts. And, it’s happening TOMORROW! Here are the specifics: February 28, 2017 (8AM – 8PM CST). 140-characters, include #FaithPitch and … Read More

Our Twitter Pitch Party Hashtags List

Rachel Pellegrino#FaithPitch, Blog, Writing

It’s Friday! YEAH! Wait, it’s Friday? That means there are only THREE DAYS until #FaithPitch! And, that means, you’ll be spending lots of time crafting your pitches so that they’ll be just right for the 60+ agents and editors that … Read More

January 2017 Reading List

Rachel PellegrinoBlog, Books, Reading List

Hello Everyone! Can you believe it’s February already?! Each year I challenge myself to read as many books as I can. Some years I compete with my friends (Hi Sherri!). Some years I just give myself a number to reach … Read More

Who We Are

Rachel PellegrinoBlog, Little Lamb Books

Hi, I’m Rachel, and I’m the Publisher and Managing Editor of Little Lamb Books. I also consider myself navigator of our roadmap, captain of our cheerleading squad, and all around lead animal wrangler in our zoo. Sounds fun, right? I … Read More

Word of the Year 2017

Rachel PellegrinoBlog, Life

We are halfway through January, and the Little Lamb Books office is filled with anticipation, energy, and lots of to do lists. We have set quite a few goals for 2017, and even though the weather in Texas can’t make … Read More

Happy Birthday to…Us!

Rachel PellegrinoLambie Love, Little Lamb Books

What a difference one year makes! Yes, ONE year ago today, Little Lamb Books officially launched into the publishing industry. 12 months ago, we threw open our doors and invited authors of picture books and middle grade or young adult … Read More

Have you heard of Christmastide?

Rachel PellegrinoChristmas, Life

It’s the Day After Christmas. The gifts have been opened. The food has been eaten (well, except for a few cookies you’ve been holding back for today!). Your guests have started to return home. And, you’re feeling a bit overwhelmed … Read More

Music Monday: Christmas Volume 2

Rachel PellegrinoChristmas, Music Monday

It’s the week of Christmas! Only 5 more days until the pitter-patter of feet rushing toward stuffed stockings, decorated trees, and warm kitchens (coffee anyone?!). In the background you might also have on the annual holiday parade or Christmas tunes … Read More

Free Gift For You

Rachel PellegrinoChristmas, Lambie Love

Get the wallpaper:  1920×1080 Well, here in Texas the weathermen are saying it could reach a balmy 70 degrees by Christmas Day. Nothing anywhere near the realm of a white winter, snow, ice, or blizzard. So, while we dream of … Read More

Music Monday: Christmas Volume 1

Rachel PellegrinoChristmas, Music Monday

I love Christmas music. Plain and simple. I could listen to it all year because there are so many different versions, artist renditions, and new songs to hear. I actually get frustrated with my local radio stations at this time … Read More

The Message in the Candy Cane

Rachel PellegrinoChristmas

We love any opportunity to enjoy candy canes in our office and home, and using candy canes as decorations on our tree brings a smile (and a treat). But, most importantly, each year as Christmas draws near, we love reading … Read More

Giving Thanks: Today (Day #25)

Rachel PellegrinoGiving Thanks, Life

Are you thankful for right now? Are you living in the present as opposed to the past? Are you taking in the moment or waiting for the future to start living your life? Be thankful for right now. Today. Do … Read More

Giving Thanks: Parents (Day #24)

Rachel PellegrinoGiving Thanks, Life

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For Day #24, I am giving thanks for my parents. My parents are the best. No, I mean it. The Best. Both of my parents were raised during a time when there were no cell phones or computers, church services … Read More

Giving Thanks: Tradition (Day #23)

Rachel PellegrinoGiving Thanks, Life

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It’s Thanksgiving Week…and Music Monday! This is the week my home is filled with the sounds of family and the smells of yummy food. This is the week we give thanks for all the blessings we have received this year. … Read More

Giving Thanks: Light (Day #22)

Rachel PellegrinoGiving Thanks, Life

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I am thankful for light, for sunrises, and gloriously sunny days. Even more importantly, I’m thankful for The Light of Heaven that shines brightly even in this dark world. There has been so much that is negative and sad in … Read More

Giving Thanks: Children (Day #19)

Rachel PellegrinoGiving Thanks, Life

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When I became a mom, it changed my whole universe. Literally. So, today, I’m giving thanks for children, specifically my daughter. As a teacher for 15 years, I always thought of my students as my kids, and I called them … Read More

Giving Thanks: Provision (Day #17)

Rachel PellegrinoGiving Thanks, Life

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“And my God will supply all your needs according to His glorious riches in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:19 When my Nana was alive, she prayed about everything from losing her keys to remembering a piece of information to her health. … Read More

Giving Thanks: Church (Day #15)

Rachel PellegrinoGiving Thanks, Life

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I am thankful for our church. I am truly grateful that we have a place to go to worship with other Christ-followers. I appreciate the time, effort, and organization that goes into each week’s message and give thanks when it … Read More

Giving Thanks: Family (Day #14)

Rachel PellegrinoGiving Thanks, Life

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I am giving thanks today for my Family, specifically my relatives, including grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, and more. I am thankful for the memories I have of growing up with an immediate sense of belonging. I was a member of … Read More

Giving Thanks: Wisdom (Day #13)

Rachel PellegrinoGiving Thanks, Life

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“But the Wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere.” James 3:17 Today, I am sharing just a short note of thankfulness for the Wisdom … Read More

Giving Thanks: Food (Day #12)

Rachel PellegrinoLambie Love, Life

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So it’s that time of year. You know, THAT time? It’s the month of the year when all the attention and all the focus is on FOOD! Today, we are giving thanks for Food, specifically all the vegetable, fruits, meats, … Read More

Giving Thanks: Technology (Day #10)

Rachel PellegrinoGiving Thanks, Life

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Are you a lover of technology? Or a hater? Do you feel lost without your smartphone? Or do you prefer to be disconnected? Must you always listen to music on your MP3 player and watch movies from your laptop? Or … Read More

Giving Thanks: Joy (Day #7)

Rachel PellegrinoGiving Thanks, Life

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I am thankful for JOY! I am thankful that the “JOY of the Lord is my Strength” (Nehemiah 8:10). I am thankful for the JOY found in the smell of pumpkin spice candles, the taste of warm cinammon rolls on … Read More

Giving Thanks: Quiet & Rest (Day #4)

Rachel PellegrinoGiving Thanks, Life

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For the longest time I took rest for granted. When I was single and teaching, my weekends were spent cleaning, running errands, hanging with friends, and sleeping until noon. I took for granted that resting would always be available. Today, … Read More

Giving Thanks: Faith (Day #1)

Rachel PellegrinoGiving Thanks, Life

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“Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things unseen.” Hebrews 11:1 This has been my favorite scripture verse since I can remember. From my innocent childhood to fire-tested maturity, my faith has traveled the hills and … Read More

30 Days of Thanks

Rachel PellegrinoGiving Thanks, Life

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One month. 4 weeks. 30 Days. 720 hours. Gratitude. Giving. Thankful. Appreciation. November is the time of the year that the entire nation, or at least most of us, focuses on giving thanks, on paying tribute to the good in … Read More

Music Monday (Duets Edition)

Rachel PellegrinoLife, Music Monday

Good Morning! I seem to be on a bit of a theme kick with our Music Mondays this month with last week being the acapella version and the week before being a jazz version, and though it was a bit … Read More

Top 5 Reasons to Donate

Rachel PellegrinoLife, Little Lamb Books

Donating to a cause is a personal thing. We choose people, groups, companies and causes to donate to because of our life experiences, our friends’ recommendations, a community’s need, a family member’s request. There are causes for everything from health … Read More

We Have Today

Rachel PellegrinoBlog, Life

We are not promised tomorrow. We only have today. Our hearts go out to those affected in the Oregon shooting, to the families who lost loved ones. We say thank you to the heroes of yesterday. Thank you those who … Read More

Wordy Wednesday: Launch

Rachel PellegrinoWordy Wednesday, Writing

Welcome to Wordy Wednesday. As authors, editors, marketers and publishers, words breathe life into our passions, our thoughts, our images, and our feelings. They combine to create the books, the settings, and the characters that have emerged as important members … Read More

Top 10 Tips for Book Submission

Rachel PellegrinoBlog, Books, For Authors, Writing

Okay, so you’ve been checking out the Little Lamb Books website, and you’ve started following us on Facebook and Twitter. You think you have a great idea for a middle grade or young adult novel, and you want to submit … Read More